Saturday, May 07, 2016


Astronomers are struggling to explain an odd fast-moving binary star that they have detected:

Thousands of light-years away, on the outskirts of the Milky Way, astronomers have detected something no one’s ever seen before - a binary star (two stars orbiting a common centre of mass) that’s moving so fast, it’s clocked speeds that almost rival the escape velocity of our galaxy. ...

The findings have been published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, and according to the team, the mere existence of this binary system puts pressure on accepted models and our current understanding of dark matter in the Milky Way.

I'm impressed we don't see more of these astronomical anomalies that I read about that defy our expectations of how the universe works. As we see farther into the universe we have more opportunities to see the oddities. That we don't could be a tribute to the skills of the creator.

Really, if you are living in a massive computer simulation as some have theorized we could be in, you have to expect glitches in expected behavior that the programming didn't consider when we see more and more of the playing area.

Which makes the whole Kardashian phenomenon easier to explain.

Just be grateful we haven't experienced a universe-wide blue screen of death--yet.

And ponder that those who play Second Life may actually be playing Third Life!